A health worker collecting swab samples for Covid testing at the community health centre.
A health worker collecting swab samples for Covid testing at the community health centre.

Non-hospitalised Covid patients have low risk of long-term effects: Study

It was a population-based cohort study using the Danish prescription, patient and health insurance registries.
Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 05:07 AM IST

Non-hospitalised Covid-19 patients have a low risk of serious long-term effects, but they report more visits to general practitioners following infection, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.

"The absolute risk of severe post-acute complications after SARS-CoV-2 infection not requiring hospital admission is low. However, increases in visits to general practitioners and outpatient hospital visits could indicate Covid-19 sequelae," the study found.

It was a population-based cohort study using the Danish prescription, patient and health insurance registries.

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